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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Newsbusted: Lois Lerner 'Took The 5th' Because She Refused To Brag About Her Accomplishments

Former IRS employee and target of he Teaparty targeting scandal Lois Lerner has twice refused to talk to the House Oversight Committee choosing instead to "take the 5th." Last week however she poured out her heart to POLITCO , denying any role in targeting Teaparty organizations. Now in a special report by Newsbusted Anchor Jodie Miller has uncovered a shocker (see video below). Apparently Ms. Lerner is very modest and the reason she took the 5th is she hated to brag about all the wonderful things she did working for the IRS.

Other news items covered in the latest installment of Newsbusted the twice- weekly faux news feature from Newsbusters.org (embedded below) include; Obama's reaction to the latest Secret Service screw-up; Mayor DeBlasio and the dead groundhog; the President's latte salute,  and much, much more.

Please make sure you watch the video below because something bad always happens to the people who don't. Last week the head of the Secret Service Julia Pierson forgot to press play and now the service has been caught in another scandal. So if you don't want to be slammed publicly for a series of screw-ups you better press play.

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Mandy is not only a great blogger but a dear friend who suffered a stroke a few weeks back..please read the below and if you can afford it donate some much needed funds (I already have).


On September 6, Mandy suffered a serious stroke, and has been in the hospital ever since. The details and her progress are in my prior post, Pray for Mandy Nagy.

It is hoped that Mandy will move to a rehab facility soon.

The most recent update to my original post was this comment from Mandy’s mom: “Mandy was doing well this morning. But she wants to come home. I told her that’s not possible yet.”

I don’t want to go into too much detail, but Mandy faces at least several hard months ahead of her, maybe more.

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Latest Climate Idiocy: Global Warming Created ISIS


In recent weeks the Obama administration has blamed President Bush and/or the intelligence community for the creation of ISIS, others have blamed President Obama and his reluctance to get involved in another Middle East conflict, but apparently both positions are wrong. According to a recent article in the Huffington Post, the reason why ISIS was able to form and grow so fast was global warming (note: do not check your calendar it's September not April fools day they really believe this).

The authors of the piece; Charles B. Strozier Professor of History, The City University of New York; and Kelly A. Berkell Attorney and research associate, Center on Terrorism at John Jay College of Criminal Justice believe that ISIS formed because of a severe drought in Syria from 2006-2010 and that drought happened because of---you guessed it---Climate Change.
As the Obama administration undertakes a highly public, multilateral campaign to degrade and destroy the militant jihadists known as ISIS, ISIL and the Islamic State, many in the West remain unaware that climate played a significant role in the rise of Syria's extremists. A historic drought afflicted the country from 2006 through 2010, setting off a dire humanitarian crisis for millions of Syrians. Yet the four-year drought evoked little response from Bashar al-Assad's government. Rage at the regime's callousness boiled over in 2011, helping to fuel the popular uprising. In the ensuing chaos, ISIS stole onto the scene, proclaimed a caliphate in late June and accelerated its rampage of atrocities including the recent beheadings of three Western civilians.

While ISIS threatens brutal violence against all who dissent from its harsh ideology, climate change menaces communities (less maliciously) with increasingly extreme weather.
The drought that preceded the current conflict in Syria fits into a pattern of increased dryness in the Mediterranean and Middle East, for which scientists hold climate change partly responsible. Affecting 60 percent of Syria's land, drought ravaged the country's northeastern breadbasket region; devastated the livelihoods of 800,000 farmers and herders; and knocked two to three million people into extreme poverty. Many became climate refugees, abandoning their homes and migrating to already overcrowded cities. They forged temporary settlements on the outskirts of areas like Aleppo, Damascus, Hama and Homs. Some of the displaced settled in Daraa, where protests in early 2011 fanned out and eventually ignited a full-fledged war.
Although I am not a climate scientist (actually neither are the authors) it is easy to strike down their theory, both from a political and a scientific point of view:
  • ISIS did not form in Syria it formed in Iraq. In fact one of the reasons each party has been able to blame the other for the rise of the terrorist group is that ISIS used to be al Qaeda in Iraq. They were thrown out of the Bin Laden group because the ISIS leaders did not play nice with the al Qaeda leaders.  
  • Perhaps the single most important factor in ISIS' recent resurgence is the conflict between Iraqi Shias and Iraqi Sunnis. ISIS fighters themselves are Sunnis, and the tension between the two groups is a powerful recruiting tool for ISIS. The Shia government of Iraq refused to share power with the Sunnis (who held power under Saddam Hussein). The Shia/Sunni fight began as a fight over who got to take power after the Prophet Muhammad's death and has been going on for almost 1400 years--way before ISIS.
  • Most observers believe ISIS was able to grow because American troops pulled out of Iraq too early and didn't help out in Syria until it was too late.  Unless the drought happened in Washington DC, it couldn't have had any influence on the President's decision.
  •  Droughts? science that states there has been no increase in droughts world-wide. In other words if you believe the world is going to hell in a hand basket due to global warming, that climate change is not increasing the number of droughts in in the world.
"It is misleading and just plain incorrect to claim that disasters associated with hurricanes, tornadoes, floods or droughts have increased on climate timescales either in the United States or globally,” Professor Roger Pielke Jr. said in his testimony before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

In May of 2014 Professor Pielke  published a graph that shows the intensity of the planet's droughts from 1982 to 2012. The graph shows that neither droughts nor their intensity have seen a growth trend during that 30-year period.
  • It's not getting warmer. Its incredible that almost every day the global warming hoaxers come up with another example of how the earth is being destroyed due to their hypothesis like the one being explored here. The truth is as of Sept. 1 the Earth hasn't warmed in the last 17 years and 11 months (new numbers, through October 1will be out in a few days). Another way to look at it is the warming stopped approximately ten years before the drought in Syria...making it difficult for there to be a connection.
It is interesting that the authors contend "ISIS threatens brutal violence against all who dissent from its harsh ideology" which is true, ISIS not only threaten violence but they follow through with their threats. Also true is that the climate change proponents threaten violence. Thankfully they do not follow through with it, but they do attack people who question their unproven hypothesis as science haters and deniers of truth. Perhaps if they examined the facts instead of desperately trying to prove their hypothesis true climate change enthusiasts would realize the holes in their arguments.

Climate change helping to create ISIS is now #49 on the "official list," of stupid things global warming enthusiasts have blamed on their failed theory:

  1. The Arab spring
  2. Incredible shrinking sheep,
  3. Invasion of jellyfish in the Mediterranean
  4. Surge in fatal shark attacks 
  5. Boy Scout tornado deaths,  
  6. Severe acne,  
  7. Global conflict,   
  8. Beer tasting different,  
  9. Suicide of farmers in Australia
  10. Bigger tuna fish
  11. Fish shrinkage
  12. Longer days
  13. Shorter days,   
  14. Collapse of gingerbread houses in Sweden
  15. Cow infertility,  
  16. UFO sightings in the UK,  
  17. Rise in insurance premiums
  18. Heroin addiction 
  19. Bear attacks in Japan  
  20. Frigid Cold Winters in Great Britain 
  21. Cancer
  22. Death from heart disease, diabetes, stroke, respiratory disease and even accidents,
  23. Homicide, suicide
  24. Water -borne disease outbreaks
  25. Heavier, wetter snowstorms treacherous for travel and ambulation, 
  26. Lyme disease, swarms of allergy-inducing, stinging insects, along with mosquitoes and devastating pine bark beetle infestations and the spread of forest and crop pests  
  27. 40,000 dead crabs 
  28. Shorter, higher pitched frog mating calls
  29. Unrest in the Middle East.  
  30. Screwed-up love making,  
  31. The Japanese earthquake-tsunami,  
  32. Horrible rash of tornadoes in southeast United States
  33. Extended severe allergy seasons, Lyme disease, malaria or dengue fever, trauma, depression, high blood pressure and heart disease, 
  34. Eye Disorders.
  35. Increased threat of wars, violence and military action against the UK. 
  36. Migration of possibly rabid Vampire bats from Mexico, 
  37. Extreme weather, disappearing islands and less productive workdays
  38. Giant Snakes
  39. Armed robbery, prostitution, and drug abuse in Ghana,  will make you go nuts,
  40. The rise of terrorist group Boko Haram 
  41. Caused the Seychelles snail to go extinct (its alive and well), 
  42. Rock Snot
  43. Increase anxiety, fear and depression
  44. Expensive Olives
  45. No more red-haired people, women will become pear-shaped,  incontinent, impotent bald guys with extra hair growing from his toes. 
  46. Global Cooling
  47. The Sinking of The Titanic 
  48. Illegal Immigration  
  49. ISIS

Monday, September 29, 2014

'If You Want To Go There Rosie, I Will Dammit. I'm Really Sick Of Your S***!' Rosie O and Whoopie Fight On Set Of View




In this corner we have Whoopi Goldberg the lead host of The View who despite her last name has never been Jewish, in the other corner we have Rosie O'Donnell once thought of as a nice talk show host but long ago revealed to be an angry woman in love with her own clippings. That was the nasty showdown on the set of The View last Thursday when the show's moderator Whoopi Goldberg and co-host Rosie O'Donnell got into a heated spat in front of the studio audience.

According to the UK Mail, Rosie was upset because Whoopi cut her off on a 'Hot Topic' subject that O'Donnell indicated she was passionate about backstage before the show. The segment ran out of time and Whoopi had to cut to a commercial.

Doing a once a week radio show I can vouch for the difficulties of making a break on time.

The segment was running long, so producers told Whoopi it was time to go to commercial break in her ear. But queen Rosie refuses to wear an ISD monitor in her ear so the control room is unable to speak to her.


Apparently even before this incident there was tension between the two, Rosie wants to be the moderator and Whoopi wants out. She is not happy with the new View

Rosie took Whoopi's break to commercial personally. Whoopi told her that if she had an ear monitor, she would have known what was going on. When Whoopi did the abrupt cut to commercial, when Rosie let loose, the insider said.
'As soon as they went to commercial break, Rosie took the handheld microphone that they use to engage the audience,' explains the tipster.

'Instead of talking to the crowd, Rosie spoke directly to Whoopi in the mic that she "hurt my feelings," and that she was "very upset by it" and "didn't appreciate" what Whoopi had done.'

Standing to the side without a microphone, Whoopi responded by saying: 'This isn't the time for this, Rosie.'

Instead of moving on, O'Donnell continued to gripe openly in front of the audience in the microphone about what she perceived as an on-air snub.

Well I just don't appreciate you saying that you were going to do something and not doing it. It makes me upset and I just don't want to have to go through this,' O'Donnell continued.

Goldberg, looking annoyed, shot back: 'I said this was not the time Rosie.'
Not phased by the Oscar winner's petition to leave matters alone until after the show, the 52-year-old comedienne continued to vent about Whoopi's actions.

The View moderator then fired back to Rosie: 'F*** it, I told you to leave it alone and you just don't want to listen. If you want to go there Rosie, I will dammit. I'm really sick of your s***!'
Finally queen Rosie backed down,'
New co-host Rosie Perez then jumped up and made light of the moment, ending the quiet that had fallen over the room.

'Oh s***, Twitter is going to be off the hook now,' Perez quipped, causing the crowd to laugh. 'They're about to get it,' she continued.

Producers hurried over to the two ladies with notes and information regarding the next segment and when the show returned live, it was as though nothing had gone wrong.
Rosie's actions are not surprising, she was a prima donna during her first go-round at The View, why would she be any different this time? The only thing that will keep her in line is the fact that Whoopi is stronger and more grounded than her.

White House Fence Jumper Got Further Than First Reported--First Family Could Have Been In Danger


This is both scary and anger inducing, the White House fence jumper who supposedly was caught inside the front door of the White House carrying a knife before getting apprehended got much further than first reported. After darting past a guard at the front, Omar Gonzalez, who had a knife, went past the stairway that leads up to the first family’s living quarters. He then ran into the East Room, which is often used for receptions and or presidential addresses. Thank God he did not go up the stairs as Michelle Obama's mother was home at the time.

According to the Washington Post the intruder jumped the fence, sprinted through the front door, was confronted by a female Secret Service agent, who he overpowered, and ran through much of the main floor before begin apprehended,.

We already know the front door was unlocked, and the dogs weren't released, but additionally an alarm box near the front entrance designed to alert guards to an intruder was muted — apparently at the request of the usher’s office, an unnamed Secret Service official told WAPO

Gonzalez was only brought down near a door leading to the Green Room, a parlor adjacent to the East Room of the White House that is used for formal events including bill signings, press conferences, receptions and ceremonies.

And remember this security breach on Sept. 19, occurred just minutes after President Obama, his daughters and one of their friends boarded the presidential helicopter for a weekend getaway to Camp David.
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has said the breach was “unacceptable” to her, and on Friday she briefed President Obama on her plans to shore up security.

Pierson is expected to face tough questions about the Gonzalez incident Tuesday at a hearing by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The hearing is likely to cover a number of security lapses by the agency, including new revelations published over the weekend by The Washington Post about the failure to identify and properly investigate a 2011 shooting attack on the White House.
WAPO reported over the weekend that the Secret Service did not immediately respond to shots fired at the White House in 2011, amid what the agency describes as uncertainty about where the shots originated. Four days later, it was discovered that at least one of the shots broke the glass of a window on the third level of the mansion, the Secret Service said.

At the time of the 2011 breach, the president and first lady Michelle Obama were away, but their daughters were in Washington — one home and the other due to return that night.

These breaches of security are more than unacceptable, it's disgusting. There is no excuse not to protect the President and his family. Even worse the White House is supposed to be the easiest place to protect the President.  I have to tell you--the Obamas are more patient about it than I would be. We are talking about protecting someone's kids and family. Here's hoping Ms Pierson gets hell at Tuesday's hearing.